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HRW Calls on Pakistan to Prosecute 'Honor' Killings

Human Rights Watch is calling on Pakistan to "urgently" investigate and prosecute those responsible for a reported increase in "honor" killings in the country. As recently as June 8, HRW said a mother in Lahore burned to death her daughter for “bringing shame to the family” by marrying a man of her choice. On May 31, family members also burned to death a 19-year-old school teacher in Murree of Punjab province for refusing an arranged marriage proposal. On May 5, the...

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